Introducing the eCharge Network- New Brunswick’s first EV charging network
July 7 2017, 14:32 PM
EV drivers, it’s time to hit the road in New Brunswick.
We’re excited introduce you to the eCharge Network- the first electric vehicle public charging network in our province. This network will include standard level 2 charging stations across New Brunswick and a fast-charging corridor along the TransCanada Highway, from Edmundston to Aulac.
Encouraging more New Brunswickers to drive EVs is an essential part of our plan to support climate change action. In New Brunswick, an electric vehicle owner can shrink their carbon footprint by approximately 80%, thanks to our renewable and non-emitting energy supply. By the end of July 2017, EV drivers will be able to pull up to one of the 10 DC fast chargers along the Trans-Canada highway and recharge their EV’s battery in about 30 minutes. With less time spent charging up your car, you can spend more time on the road, exploring all the great things New Brunswick has to offer- whether you’re from here, or just visiting.
So, where can you charge up?
By the end of July you can find the DC Fast Chargers along the TransCanada at the following locations:
- Edmundston Truck Stop, Edmundston
- Irving Oil Grand Falls Big Stop, Grand Falls (St. André)
- Johnson Guardian, Perth-Andover
- Murray’s Irving, Woodstock
- Petro-Canada, Prince William
- Irving Oil Lincoln Big Stop, Lincoln (Waasis)
- Youngs Cove Irving Oil, Youngs Cove
- Irving Oil Salisbury Big Stop, Salisbury
- Magnetic Hill Irving, Moncton
- Irving Oil Aulac Big Stop, Aulac
In addition to the fast-charging corridor along the Trans-Canada highway, NB Power will install fast-charge sites at five locations throughout northern New Brunswick in fall 2017, cost-shared with the New Brunswick government. Locations include the Restigouche, Chaleur and Miramichi regions, as well as the Acadian Peninsula.
Here’s a clip from NB Power President and CEO Gaëtan Thomas announcing the launch of the eCharge network on July 7 at the Atlantic Nationals Car Show in Moncton.
To find these stations as they become installed or level 2 chargers, check out our station map.
We’re working together with businesses, institutions, municipalities, and with support from important partners like Natural Resources Canada, to develop and grow the eCharge Network for the benefit of New Brunswick EV owners and those EV drivers visiting the province.
Are you a business, municipal administrator or institutional representative who would like to offer EV-charging to your clients or residents? Learn more about becoming a charging network champion!
How much will it cost to use a fast charger? A standard level 2 charging station?
The charging rate is $15/hour, billed by the minute and based on the total time connected to the station. This rate is competitive with the industry standard. In order to use an eCharge Network charging station, EV drivers must become members of the network by signing up at eChargeNetwork.com. The rate fees for a standard charging station are either $1.50/hour (billed by the minute and based on the total time connected to the station) or $3.00/session, with the rate fee being set by the charging station owner.
Haven’t decided if you’re ready to make the switch to driving an EV? Check out this post to learn more about the benefits of making the switch to driving electric.
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